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Poster: NoctuaSuevica Date: Mar 9, 2009 6:18am
Forum: texts Subject: Case sensitive search

I'm trying to find a Google Book ID in the source field like this:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=source:"EzgqAAAAMAAJ" AND mediatype:texts

and get sometimes several hits.

How can I force the Apache Lucene Open Search Engine to do do a case sensitive search?

Thanks for any hints,


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Poster: stbalbach Date: Mar 9, 2009 7:07pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Case sensitive search

I don't work here but from what I can gather case sensitive is an option in the software that Internet Archive doesn't have enabled (using something called an "Analyzer" that supports case sensitive queries by building a new index).

There is one trick that if you use a wildcard or fuzzy in the query it defaults to case sensitive, but I tried it and it doesn't seem to work on this system.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Mar 9, 2009 7:50pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Case sensitive search

One way to work around it. Basically, download the needed metadata to a local machine then sort it that way with local tools like grep and awk or a spreadsheet program.

For instance this is the HTML output for 2 columns, the Google URL and the Internet Archive URL


To create, go to Advanced Search (scroll down screen to Advanced XML Search), with this as a query:

(scanner:Google OR scanner:google OR scanner:gog)

then highlight the "identifier" and "source" fields (hold down cntrl-key when clicking), then choose output option (XML, HTML, CVS)

This post was modified by stbalbach on 2009-03-10 02:50:56

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Poster: NoctuaSuevica Date: Mar 10, 2009 3:14am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Case sensitive search

Thanks stbalbach for your quick reply,

This is not really what I wanted to but I give it a try.

Maybe they'll enable the case sensitive search option in the future.

Kind regards,

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